Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2019 Graphic Design Exhibitions: Design Unseen


Submission Deadline

Graphics September 21, 2018

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Design is commonly defined as a methodical approach to the solution of a problem—yet there is no universal system for achieving a design solution. Each person has their own practice, techniques, and tools. Final products often eclipse the research, inspirations, materials, failures, and happy accidents encountered through the creative journey. This exhibition aims to expose unseen creative processes, while asserting the value of design, which are often discounted in a culture that gives precedence to the end result. It asks whether process is as critical (if not more so) than a design in its final form.

Call for submissions

We invite submissions from creatives working in the field of graphic design and communications. We are open to objects and materials expressed in 2- or 3-dimensions, digital or analog.

Submissions from existing work or realized projects are preferred; however, submissions of speculative work and projects that have not yet been realized will also be considered.

Work and projects will be exhibited during the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO), January 18–27, 2019.

All submissions must include the following:

  1. A description of the project or work (max. 300 words)—please be sure to  include the following details: project title, materials, dimensions, year;
  2. a short bio on you and/or your creative practice (max. 150 words);
  3. up to 10 images of the design process and final project (max. 2MB per image); and
  4. Your
    1. contact info (name, email, phone number, mailing address),
    2. CV, and
    3. website URL (if available).

Visit the Competition website for more information.